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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...Bottom Line When used correctly, condoms are the best way to prevent the spread of HIV during sexual activity. Condoms can protect the mouth, vagina or rectum from HIV-infected semen. They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male condoms are used on...
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Condom, vaginal fluid on underside, exposure... Will donate!!!

Dear Dr Bob,An answer to this question would be much appreciated, and I will make a donation. I really respect what you do for so many people, I can imagine that it must get frustrating answering the same questions over and over, but it really does...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worry Wart,"Am I being paranoid, or is there a risk?" Paranoid, unquestionably and indubitably paranoid!Thanks for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Hi Dr, bob, need help desperately, have donated, will donate more!

Dear Dr. Bob, Hope all is well, thanks in anticipation of a reply. I am going crazy over here, worried about a exposure I had on the 10th of November. I went to a massage parlor, and had a blow job. I think took a break and had the lady put on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. This is essentially a non-risk.2. Not if the latex condoms were used properly and did not fail (break).3. Changing condoms is recommended to prevent transmissions of STDs and other infections. Read more »

Microbicide trials

There are several microbicide trials ongoing. How long it will take in your opinion to have a valid alternative to condoms? There were results published in this days about the PRO 2000 candidate which shows a 30% efficacy in prevention.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(including the naturally occurring bacterial "micro-flora" that help keep the vagina healthy), viral shedding in cervical and vaginal secretions, and the mechanisms by which HIV transmission from women to men occurs. How Do Microbicide Candidates... Read more »

Microbicide delay for greater vaccine test pool? (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

I recently heard a Policy Director of an ASO say that introduction of microbocides to the public will be delayed because the use of microbicides would mean fewer trial patients for a vaccine. Is this really true?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(including the naturally occurring bacterial "micro-flora" that help keep the vagina healthy), viral shedding in cervical and vaginal secretions, and the mechanisms by which HIV transmission from women to men occurs. How Do Microbicide Candidates... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...cuts in your mouth before performing oral sex. Use mouthwash or a breathmint instead. Avoid swallowing pre-cum, semen, or vaginal fluids. Use latex condoms for oral sex on a man (try the unlubricated, flavoredones). If... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...likely to be infected, although HIV might be able to enter the penis, especially if it has contact with HIV-infected blood or vaginal fluids for a long time or if it has any open sores. Some men think that they can't transmit HIV if they pull... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...there is no proof that it can prevent the transmission of HIV.) If you don't use a barrier, avoid getting precum, semen, or vaginal fluids in your mouth. Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact with blood. Bad oral hygiene... Read more »
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Oral sex and condom issue!

Posted by gbv22, 1 Reply
...a condom correctly except it was not completely to the base 9maybe 1-2cm away. We had sex and afterwards I noticed a lot of vaginal secretions at the base of my penis. They did not appear to have gotten inside the condom. 2 days later I awoke... Read more »

Inconsistent/improper use of condom

Posted by Anonymous
...for answering my question. I'm worried about HIV infection from improper use of a condom. When after having sex, how would vaginal fluids not find its way to the penile urethra while one is slipping the condom off? what are the chances of that... Read more »

HIV FROM CONDOMS AFER FACT?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What are the chances of catching hiv when: You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of Read more »

Condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...How Effective is a Condom if it is used properly ? and if it breaks will you know ? Read more »